Jorge Araujo
Jorge Araujo
Phone: (657) 278-5357
Email: joaraujo@fullerton.edu
College: Cal Poly Pomona '92
Position: Assistant Coach (2nd Season)

Jorge Araujo enters his second season as an assistant on the Cal State Fullerton softball staff where he is the head recruiting coordinator and is responsible for working with the infielders, while also managing the offense. 

In his first season, he helped the Titans close out the season winning 13 of its final 15 games, while finishing third in the Big West. With his help assisting the defense Fullerton committed only 48 errors, the least amount of errors committed in the program's history. 

"Coach Araujo is a great addition to our staff," said head coach Kelly Ford. "He is an outstanding skill technician and a true teacher of the game. I am excited to coach with him and learn from his experiences. He is a true professional with incredible passion for coaching. Coach Araujo fits right in with the rest of our staff."

Araujo has served as a head coach for the Lakewood Firecrackers 18U-Gold squad since 2008 following six years as a head coach with the Lakewood Ladies Junior Olympic squad from 2003-08. During his tenure with the Firecrackers, Araujo helped lead the club to the ASA National Championship in 2008, a 2012 Triple Crown USA national title, and three ASA California State Championships.

A teacher in the Los Angeles Unifed School District since 2007, he was also the head varsity coach at Maywood Academy High School in Maywood, Calif., leading the Nighthawks to the City Section finals in 2012.

Collegiately, Araujo played two seasons of baseball at nearby Cal Poly Pomona as an infielder in 1988-89 after transferring from Rio Hondo Junior College. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor's degree in 1992.